When I was a very new scrapper, I knew a lady called Edith. She and I attended some of the same workshops together led by her daughter, who was a Creative Memories consultant. Along with my Mum, the three of us often sat together and scrapped, especially on retreats. Each time, Edith would come back with finished albums to show us (in contrast to me, as I usually had to scratch around to find a few half-finished pages I’d started last time!)

I began to watch how Edith worked…to discover her secret. The answer was surprisingly simple – in the words of Nike – she ‘Just did it!’. She would get in and churn out album after album while using every piece of scrap paper she had. For her it was all about getting the photos in and sharing the story. She finished albums for all of her children and her grand children (When she died at 81 years of age, her amazing life story was told in great detail, in the dozens of scrapbooking albums she produced).

She is a great inspiration to me when I start getting bogged down by the process and creativity of scrap booking rather than the final outcome I want – which is to tell the stories of my family! The times we laughed, the times we cried, the big moments but also the small ones that make a big impact. Here’s to you Edith.

Who inspires you? I’d love to hear who keeps your fire burning . . .

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